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California Split
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 91 (Dec 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

George Segal, Elliott Gould, Gwen Welles & Ann Prentiss

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Robert Altman, writer Joey Walsh, and cast members Elliott Gould and George Segal.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 03094
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $24.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1974
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/2/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Robert Altman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Bill (Segal) and Charlie (Gould) are compulsive gamblers seeking a bigger and bigger pot to win. Moving from racetracks and boxing rings to the tables of Reno, the pair have become an inseparable winning team. But when Bill begins to question how fruitful his life of gambling has become, Charlie continues to thrive off the big score. Robert Altman

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture has a dated, dingy appearance, with lots of neutral brown hues, brownish fleshtones, and weak brownish blacks. The picture exhibits adequate sharpness and satisfying detail, despite some scenes that have a softly focused appearance. Dirt and film grain are inherent in the source element. There is no bothersome edge enhancement and little pixelization. Much of what makes this picture look generally mediocre is related to the source material. (Suzanne Hodges)

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